We usually sweat more than a liter of fluids overnight – this sweat remains on the bed sheets and mattress, creating an ideal environment for mites to reproduce. According to scientists, there are up to 1.5 million dust mites living in our beds which feed on our skin cells and are responsible for numerous respiratory problems.
It’s not the presence of the bugs that’s the problem – it’s what they leave behind. These dust mites excrete feces on your bed sheets which can enter your lungs and cause inflammation and asthma. Although many people think the dust mites are difficult to remove, there’s actually a simple solution. According to scientists, not making up your bed in the morning will expose the mites to sunlight and air, which will dehydrate them and kill them immediately.
If your bed is made directly after getting up, all of the skin cells, body heat, moisture from your sweat and dust mites remain trapped beneath the sheets until bedtime. But leaving the bed unmade exposes the sheets to air and light, drying them out and thus, depleting the mites’ lifelines.
It is also advisable to wash your sheets every one to two weeks — and don’t forget about those pillow cases.
To sum up, it was recommended by experts to leave your bed unmade for the entire day and save this chore for when you get home at night. This will surely improve the air in the room, will eliminate many of the dust mites in your bed, which will positively affect your health.